Chaliapin House Museum is another branch of the Museum of Theatre and Music
The exhibition can be divided into two parts. One is dedicated to life and work of the famous singer (including his belongings and theatrical costumes) and the other shows the life of opera houses in XVIIIth to XXth century. The museum itself was opened in 1975 in the apartment where the singer lived the last years before the exile. After World War II all his property moved to the Theatre Museum and the apartment turned into a communal flat. Only 20 years after, they started recreating the atmosphere that prevailed at Chaliapin times. The Museum’s collection has now been replenished with rare exhibits that were presented by the singer’s daughters.